Bowing to the public pressure against the solid waste management plant in the city, the state government is all set to relocate it.
The state’s first municipal solid waste treatment plant was constructed after a long legal battle in the National Green Tribunal (NGT).
Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal today held a meeting with local MLA Sarup Chand Singla at Badal village to discuss the matter. He instructed Bathinda Deputy Commissioner Basant Garg to find a suitable site for shifting the plant at the earliest.
Singla said: “The decision was taken keeping in mind the problems of the residents of colonies in the vicinity of the plant.” Garg said the matter would be resolved soon.
Nitesh Tripathi, manager, JITF, the company that had set up the plant, said: “Though we are yet to receive any communication regarding the shifting of the plant, we will raise the issue of financial obligation as the company has already spent Rs 28 crore on the project.”
Earlier, the protesting residents had announced to boycott the SAD-BJP alliance in the Assembly elections if the plant was not shifted.